Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
8/26/08 11:57 a.m. Joseph Samuel Portesi, 34, was arrested on suspicion of theft by extortion and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/27/08 10:14 p.m. Katie E. Fink, 28, was arrested on a probation detainer and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/27/08 3:59 a.m. Jennifer Lorraine Selby, 31, was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear on local charges. She was taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/29/08 11:28 a.m. Mohamad Reza Tavakoli, 47, was arrested on suspicion of assault and harassment and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/30/08 5:33 p.m. Larry J. Fuentes, 27, was arrested on suspicion of driving while suspended and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/31/08 8:40 p.m. David Kahlil Alzamora, 31, was cited and released on suspicion of driving while suspended.
8/29/08 2:51 p.m. A window screen was cut and the money box empty at a house on Mount Jefferson Terrace.
8/30/08 9:52 a.m. A wallet was stolen during a burglary on Oak Knoll Court.
8/30/08 10:15 a.m. A box of chips and other food was taken during a burglary on Brookhurst Drive.
8/30/08 11:27 a.m. Jewelry and furs went missing during a burglary in an undisclosed location.
8/28/08 9:24 p.m. Injuries were unknown in a crash at Jean and Pilkington roads.
8/25/08 12:49 p.m. No one was hurt when a car hit a power pole on Glenwood Court. Power lines came down in the crash.
8/26/08 6:56 p.m. A man who fell off a bike on Country Club Road was reportedly bleeding from the mouth.
8/27/08 7:05 p.m. No one was hurt in a two-car crash on Boones Ferry Road but the drivers involved could not agree on an info exchange.
8/31/08 12:09 a.m. Bryan Michael Stephens, 31, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Pilkington Road and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/25/08 10:57 a.m. A wallet was reported stolen.
8/25/08 12:36 p.m. Golf clubs, sunglasses and other items worth $2,171 were reported stolen from a car on Rivers Edge Drive.
8/26/08 12:30 p.m. A 'Trilithic meter signal' was reported missing from Fourth Street.
8/26/08 3:00 p.m. A car was reported stolen while in transit to California from Glen Haven Road.
8/29/08 12:47 p.m. Wire was taken from a pump station on Terrace Drive.
8/30/08 2:39 p.m. A stolen Toyota was found at the Flying Elephant's Deli on Meadows Road.
8/25/08 7:36 a.m. A man was accused of barking at dogs outside a veterinarian's office on Third Street.
8/25/08 8:19 a.m. Two windows were shot out at Uplands Elementary School.
8/25/08 9:08 a.m. Graffiti was spotted at George Rogers Park.
8/25/08 10:30 a.m. Boozers were loitering and littering on Pilkington Road.
8/25/08 11:30 a.m. 'Lulu the white chicken ran away today after being chased by a dog' on Wembley Park Road.
8/25/08 12:26 p.m. A deceased squirrel was cleaned from Bickner Street.
8/25/08 2:41 p.m. A woman who was being harassed had an oily substance rubbed under the door handle of her car on First Street.
8/25/08 3:34 p.m. A political sign on Fosberg Road was violating the city sign code.
8/25/08 3:35 p.m. Drug paraphernalia was turned in to the city park's department.
8/25/08 6:19 p.m. A TriMet bus reportedly ran a stoplight on Middlecrest Road.
8/25/08 9:53 p.m. A puddle of water sparked fears of leaking pipes on Tanglewood Drive.
8/25/08 10:05 p.m. Hostile-looking men appeared to flash something shiny at a man on Waluga Drive, then 'stared him down.'
8/25/08 10:23 p.m. Ten kids at a park were suspected of vandalism, though police found them just listening to music on Aspen Street.
8/25/08 10:41 p.m. A basket-watering truck raised suspicions on State Street.
8/25/08 11:14 p.m. A house full of slumber-partying girls was egged by a drive-by Ford on Lakeview Boulevard.
8/26/08 12:04 a.m. A noisy drunken man was arguing with neighbors, apparently over chronically loud music on Beasley Way.
8/26/08 12:29 a.m. A suicide attempt was reported.
8/26/08 9:08 a.m. A motor home was inching its way up Galen Street over a period of weeks, its owner apparently trying to avoid being ticketed for overstaying his or her welcome.
8/26/08 9:19 a.m. A construction sign on Highway 43 was blinding drivers entering the road from Glenmorrie Terrace.
8/26/08 4:08 p.m. Two trucks blocked Second Street while delivering a carpet.
8/26/08 4:43 p.m. A car was egged for the third time in nine months on Greentree Circle.
8/26/08 4:44 p.m. An 'ongoing problem with a barking dog' was reported on Kingsgate Avenue.
8/26/08 6:04 p.m. A road-rage incident reportedly involved a bicyclist on Bryant Road.
8/26/08 6:35 p.m. Neighbors were instigating one another by driving stakes along the property line on Pine Street.
8/26/08 7:30 p.m. A man was honking his car horn at the house of a friend who owed him money on Sunset Drive.
8/26/08 9:18 p.m. Strangers were smoking in a white van on Uplands Drive.
8/26/08 10:06 p.m. A black Jeep raced down Melrose Street with a juvenile clinging to the roof rack.
8/27/08 9:06 a.m. A Mustang ran out of fuel in the middle of Boones Ferry Road.
8/27/08 11:52 a.m. A small white dog named Mr. Bixley was reported missing on Baliene Street.
8/27/08 12:59 p.m. A homeowner left a dog locked in a house 'for hours at a time' on Mulhulland Drive.
8/27/08 1:03 p.m. A tree was overhanging the alley on Third Street.
8/27/08 9:35 p.m. A loud stereo was playing in Waluga Park.
8/27/08 10:07 p.m. Two dogs on Oakridge Drive had busted out of a house there, leaving the door open.
8/27/08 10:12 p.m. A transient with a shopping cart was asking people for money on State Street.
8/28/08 3:40 a.m. A creepy-looking man who had been banned from a local address sent a text message to say he was outside.
8/28/08 10:15 a.m. A woman left her ceiling fan running for three days and the cats in her apartment were meowing on Carman Drive.
8/28/08 10:29 a.m. A man was talking to himself and walking in circles on Durham Street.
8/28/08 1:15 p.m. Two cars were parked facing the wrong way on Ridge Lake Drive.
8/28/08 1:52 p.m. A drunken person was taken to a detox facility.
8/28/08 3:27 p.m. A transient camping in a bright orange tent was asked to move out of Roehr Park.
8/28/08 3:54 p.m. A man whose mail had piled up, house smelled and had left his television on at his Sixth Street home turned out to be in jail.
8/28/08 5:50 p.m. Evicted residents were squatting at a house on Lakeridge Drive.
8/28/08 8:54 p.m. Someone was picking through the recycling bins on Wilbur Street.
8/28/08 10:58 p.m. Teens were spotted in a yard on Tree Top Lane, then raced away in a car.
8/29/08 4:07 a.m. Three shouting people appeared to be on the edge of a brawl on Kerr Parkway but were actually just trying to flag down a cab.
8/27/08 4:00 p.m. A man seen pouring liquor into a water bottle on Fourth Street told police this was to hide it from his wife. She knows now.
8/27/08 5:47 p.m. An unsafe lane change nearly caused a pile-up on Boones Ferry Road.
8/27/08 6:16 p.m. A girl who wandered barefoot onto Boones Ferry Road was not confused, as reported. She turned out to be a shoeless jaywalker on her way to a cross country race.
8/29/08 10:10 a.m. Someone cut the top on a yellow Volkswagon convertible on Twin Point Road.
8/29/08 10:35 a.m. A bus was idling on Douglas Way for 45 minutes, stinking up the backyard of a nearby home.
8/29/08 2:15 p.m. Cocaine and drug paraphernalia were seized during a disturbance on McVey Avenue.
8/29/08 4:10 p.m. A man on a bicycle endured the horn of a Ford Explorer as it tailed him for a quarter mile on Blue Heron Road.
8/29/08 8;42 p.m. A golden retriever with a bright pink collar went missing on Deerfield Court.
8/29/08 10:04 p.m. An Irish setter was found on Jean Road.
8/29/08 10:24 p.m. A dog was barking and howling on Mulholland Drive.
8/29/08 12:21 a.m. Two men stole alcohol from a store on Pilkington Road.
8/30/08 1:58 a.m. A woman was threatened with death in 24 hours.
8/30/08 10:43 a.m. A broken train blocked State Street for 10 minutes.
8/30/08 3:57 p.m. Two men were fighting over pole space on Ninth Street, where one's garage sale sign was interfering with another's urgent call to Stop Global Warming. Words were exchanged, then saliva.
8/31/08 10:27 p.m. Two people were egged at Westlake Park, where one was hit in the eye.
8/31/08 6:24 p.m. A 90-year-old woman did not answer her door because she was at a friend's house.
8/31/08 10:09 p.m. Five guys who appeared to be fighting on Meadows Road were just rowdy servicemen enjoying a last night in the states.
8/31/08 11:40 p.m. Kids stretched Saran Wrap across the street on Lakeview Boulevard.
8/28/08 1:43 p.m. An unauthorized address change was made to a checking account.
8/27/08 1:08 p.m. A local person was scammed by a magazine salesman.
8/27/08 3:17 p.m. An unauthorized address change was made to a bank account.
8/29/08 9:15 a.m. A woman's bank card was used while she was at work on Jean Road.
8/29/08 2:54 p.m. An unknown person attempted to open a Sears card in a local woman's name.
8/29/08 4:41 p.m. Identity theft was reported and $140,000 was charged to a local man's bank account online.
8/29/08 6:39 p.m. A local man was scammed for a tennis ball machine by someone in Florida via Craigslist.